Rates of diagnosed mental illness soar
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA Survey finds depression and anxiety is now the most common serious illness among Australians, particularly for women.
Changing the image problem of electroconvulsive therapy
Many see electroconvulsive therapy as a barbaric treatment, but involving patient’s families in ECT can dispel stigma, says a University of Melbourne expert.
How music could revolutionise dementia care
An international study, led by the University of Melbourne, is bringing music in as medicine to help treat people with dementia and depression.
Why does radio hold a special place in our hearts?
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Dr Amanda Krause discusses our love of music, and how older people use the radio.
Treating depression to economically empower mothers
A University of Melbourne evaluation has shown cognitive behavioural therapy for women with perinatal depression in Pakistan can be economically empowering.
Helping high anxiety on holiday
Holidays are fun, but can be a struggle for the one in seven Australians suffering anxiety - a University of Melbourne expert gives some festive advice.
4 ways tech can help your mental health
The headlines say digital technology is bad for our mental health, but University of Melbourne research finds new tech could provide future tools for treatment.
From pole to pole: Treating bipolar disorder
Professor Allan Young discusses bipolar disorder and new treatments, including environmental lithium, on the University of Melbourne's Up Close podcast.
(Don’t) always look on the bright side of life
University of Melbourne research finds societal pressure to feel happy could be bad for our mental health; even contributing to the prevalence of depression.
Australia’s middle-aged suicide rate ‘a cause for alarm’
In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton discusses why white America is killing itself, and why Australia should heed this warning.